Monday 12 April 2010

A trip to paris

Hi again
I thought I would post this tonight as I am out all day tomorrow with my family and with the extended family from Kent. We are all off to Chessington World of Adventures and we think there will be around 24 of us with all the big and little children!!!! I think we will be very tired tomorrow night.

Anyway. Here is my second card of the day. This was inspired by the S2G challenges where they invite you to join the S2G DT for a jaunt to the land of 'crossiants, cafes, & haute couture'. It is a blog hop and they would love for you to join them on an adventure to PARIS this week. The Twisted Thursday Challenge TWIST this week is to use the word "MERCI" on your card or project. So I have completed the blog hop and I am entering this card. The word 'merci' is there but just difficult to see in the light. (See below)

I have really gone to town on this one and it grew and grew. I downloaded some images to use and chose this as the central one, behind it is a postcard which has merci in the text but it got covered by the leaves. I have stamped several TH French theme stamps on the backing paper which was also a download and then distressed. There is texture on the card on both the yellow mount (I used a cuttlebug embossing folder of musical notes) and the paper that I sewed the lace to is also embossed. I made 2 of the flowers myself and embellished the butterfly. The backing paper and the flowers I made have been misted using glimmer mists. Here is the merci saying and the flower embellishment.
            I had great fun playing around with this one, but I have to say it isn't one of my favourites now it is finished. Never mind. We learn in lots of ways and I am happy to experiment.

"Man is not made for defeat".    -   Ernest Hemingway

See you again soon. Take care. LOL Bxxxx

Challenge List
S2G Challenges - April in Paris Blog Hop and Twisted Thursday #51
Creative Belli #88 - Colour Spray
Totally Papercrafts challenge 11 - Distressing
Totally Gorjuss challenge 25 - Texture
Corrosive challenges #59 - Texture
One Stitch at a Time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Sophisti-cat Challenge #29 - So distressing


stitchy said...

Brenda, I'm with Cheryl on this, I love cards like this...very fancy and does give you the Paris feel..thank you again for entering our challenge this week at OSAAT..good luck

stitchy xoxox

Kat said...

This is lovely. Love the texture. Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Gina Lindsay said...

I love the vintage look to this. Thanks for playing along with us at S2G's Twisted Thursday!

Jane Wetzel said...

I sure love the look of this cool card! vintage feel -awesome! Merci! glad u joined us at S2G! Love your blog too!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at S2G's TT April in Paris!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, you do vintage brilliantly.

Sue said...

Hi Brenda
gorgeous card, luv the vintage feel to it, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Spyder said...

I'm with the top two too!! Lovely design, great colours, wonderful detail!Thank you for joining the OSAAT's challenge this week!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful!! I love your collage of elements and the yellow! Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli. I hope you will join us again!

Unknown said...

A beautiful card, lovely detail, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous collage card...the colors and image are fabulous!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Unknown said...

Another lovely card Brenda. Thanks for joining us again at Sophisti-cats :-)

Sam said...

Hope you enjoyed Chessington hun and this is another fab creation. Thanks for joining us again here at OSAAT.
Sam x

Anne said...

Oh my word! What a stunning collage, terrific card

Thanks for playing along at Shirleys2Girls:)


Unknown said...

So french! Love this card, beatiful!! Thanks for joing us at S2G - hope to see you in the next challenge!

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Love the card hun..Good luck this week with our challenge at OSAAT..Hugs Donna

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the colours and the mix of images!!! amazing creation! Hugs Juls

Deanne Clarke said...


Thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls this week!

thread-bare said...

Such a brilliant card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Anne said...

Back again:). This is lovely, lots of interesting texture, thanks so much for playing along at Corrosive Challenges:)